Thursday, 28 January 2016

Pinkies Stampin' Up! 2016 Sale-a-Bration Blog Hop feat. Botanicals For You Stamp Set


Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We're showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using new Stampin' Up!® products that you can earn free during Sale-a-Bration. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

If you have arrived here from Jan's blog, thanks for stopping by! I really hope you enjoy looking at the projects we have made!


For today's project I've used the Botanicals For You stamp set that you can earn for free during Sale-a-Bration for every £45 you spend. This large sentiment is perfect for embossing and featuring as the centre piece of the card. I made a similar version of this card a few weeks ago and I promised a stepped up version of this card - and here it is! 

To step it up, I added an additional layer using a Silver Foil and also added a background using the Watercolour Wash Stamp Set and Soft Sky ink. 

I also stamped the flowers onto Vellum using Versamark Ink and Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder before punching them out with the Itty Bitty Accents flower punch. 

As in my previous version, I added a Rhinestone to the centre of each flower but to step it up, you can just about see either side of the flowers are some silver embosssed leaves.


I made another version of this card and used Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder instead of Silver, Sahara Sand Ink instead of Soft Sky and Pearls instead of Rhinestones inside the flowers.

Which is your favourite?


I decorated the inside of these cards using the sentiment On Your Special Day, perfect for many different occasions - engagements, marriages, anniversaries, special birthdays and more

I stamped the sentiment and leaves using Versamark Ink and Emboss Powder onto Shimmery White Cardstock. I then added 3 more flowers, to match the front of the card. I layered this onto a Foil Sheet and adhered it to the centre of the inside using Tear & Tape Adhesive.


I love Sale-a-Bration! Did you know that Stampin' Up! run Sale-a-Bration every year from the beginning of January until the end of March. During this time you can choose one product from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue for every £45 you spend. And if you spend over £200, you can choose £20 of products in addition to the 10% of Stampin' Rewards you would receive. There are 7 stamp sets, 3 paper packs and a Project Life card collection to choose from.

Its also the best time of year to join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator as you will receive an extra £30 of products in your starter kit. You still pay £99 but instead of choosing £130 products, you can choose £160 - how great is that? If you don't want to be a demonstrator, that's okay, you can still sign up to receive discount on all of the products you purchase, be one of the first to see new catalogues and attend exclusive events. Want to find out more, let me know!

I hope you've enjoyed today's Blog Hop! Have you chosen which free product you are going to choose when you next order? 

Click Next to see lovely Michelle's blog and the gorgeous project she has made using free Sale-a-Bration products.



Soft Sky & Silver Version

Sahara Sand & Gold Version

20 comments:

  1. So many wonderful ideas! Thanks for making me smile BIG time ^_^

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comments. You've made my day x

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  2. Really gorgeous project Kim, thank you for sharing your talent! x

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    1. Aww thanks Yvonne, looking forward to catching up soon and crafting together x

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  3. I really love how you've used the silver with soft sky.
    You may need to tell me more on Monday about the benefits of joining as I think I'm hooked and the extras at the moment may have me signing up :)

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    1. Thanks Aimee! Yes we can certainly talk about it on Monday. Stampin' Up! is soooo addictive....just ask any of my fellow blog hoppers. Thanks for stopping by x

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    1. Thanks so nice of of you to Say Heidi x

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  5. WOW the inside is as beautiful as the outside, so striking in gold and silver, love them x

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    1. Thank you so much Michelle, I love the inside too! I just love metallic at the moment x

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  6. phew these are truly beautiful - I think I need lessons in embossing. !

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    1. Embossing is so fun Jan, you should definitely have a go! Thank you for your lovely message x

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  7. Love your card. Especially those flowers are fantastic :)

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    1. Hi Swathi! Thank you so much, I'm looking forward to meeting you in Croughton next weekend x

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  8. Lovely cards Kim - love the detail on the inside too :-)

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    1. Thanks Tracy, sometimes I forget to decorate the inside so its my new objective to always decorate the inside x

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